Health Systems Strengthening

Photo by Richard Lord, courtesy of the Population Council

To ensure that health services are best equipped to deliver quality care to communities, it is critical that health system personnel and institutions are informed by tailored, accessible health information. Health systems rely on data related to both supply and demand. For instance, on the demand side, HIV-related services that seek to reach the most vulnerable, underserved communities benefit from updated epidemiological surveillance data on targeted subpopulations. On the supply side, health officials need information and tools to help assess and improve service delivery. Ultimately, this information supports health systems’ goal of delivering essential, quality care.